i'll be honest with you, in fact, i've probably alluded to it, but it's been a rather trying season for me. seasonal depression is no joke and combine that with dealing with Real Life, it can sap one of any kind of energy, leaving in its wake restlessness and a serious case of please get the eff out of my face.
as a person who has always had rather lukewarm feelings about thanksgiving, xmas and new years anyway, these last few months have been especially difficult. my emotions are all over the place, i am sullen and god bless anyone who asks me.one.more.time.what.i.am.currently.baking. so it's always a nice breath of fresh of air when i can be surrounded by people who make me remember the act of decency, shared laughter and the simple grace of breaking bread together.
i attended another Inspired Supper hosted by wendi of Bon Appetit Hon before the holiday hoopla. unfortunately due to the crazy accummulation falling from the sky, only myself and Father Leo attended, but it was a good time had by all. he blogged about it here. wendi, our hostest with the mostest, sent us home with a jar of her homemade apple cranberry rhubarb jam. don't be jealous.
i made english muffins to go with the jam. nothing is better than a sunday morn, with my cup of joe, foodtv on in the background with my toasted piece of bread slathered up with homemade jam, pieces of apple sneaking in, and the essence of cinnamon & spice in every bite. well, except for the grace of friends.